This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
This book is intended for all students of German Studies and provides the full range of inflection and formation of words in German. It also covers the structure of the ›small‹ parts of speech and takes into account historical developments as well as the formation of foreign words. The presentation is oriented particularly on the new study curricula and is separated into introductory and advanced chapters. It is supplemented by numerous examples and problem-oriented discussions, exercises and sample solutions as well as references and an extensive glossary to facilitate exam preparation.